Members of the Jackson family, left to right, Blanket Jackson, Prince Jackson, Paris Jackson, Katherine Jackson and La Toya Jackson pose Monday Aug. 8, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles after presentation of 13 pieces of original artwork by pop icon Michael Jackson, were donated to the hospital. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sketches by Michael Jackson as well as a signed portrait of the entertainer will decorate the walls of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Jackson’s three children — Prince, Paris and Blanket — were on hand Monday to unveil the donated artwork. They include a dozen sketches drawn and signed by Jackson and a photographed portrait of him.
The works depicting Mickey Mouse, furniture and other objects were donated by Brett Livingstone-Strong, an artist and friend of Jackson’s.
Former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart, a hospital trustee, arranged the donation. She says the sketches show a different side of Jackson.
The singer’s sister, La Toya Jackson, says she believes the art will bring joy to children at the hospital.